Videos

A collection of videos of public lectures given by scientists and scholars at the Institute for Advanced Study, as well as material that provides additional context about our distinct environment and mission. A complete resource of IAS videos is available at this portal and on our YouTube channel. 

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Watch "The Shapes of Spaces and the Nuclear Force," a talk by Gregory Moore, Professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey  and past Distinguished Visiting Professor (2016) in the IAS School of Natural Sciences.

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Watch "The Universe Speaks in Numbers: Backstory," a talk by frequent Director's Visitor Graham Farmelo.

Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf and Edward Witten, Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, discuss the connections between math and physics, including some of the outstanding questions in quantum gravity, quantum field theory, and number theory.

On May 4, 2019, Demis Hassabis, Co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, discussed the capabilities and power of self-learning systems in a public lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study. He illustrated his talk with reference to some of DeepMind's...

On May 3, 2019, Scott Tremaine, Richard Black Professor in the IAS School of Natural Sciences, gave a lecture on the evidence for a supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way galaxy, denoted Sagittarius A*. The talk focuses on what we...

On April 26, the Institute celebrated the life and work of Irving Lavin with an all-day event that began with a series of scholarly discussions in the morning, followed in the afternoon by personal remembrances....

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By Frank Gehry and Gustavo Dudamel

On April 25, 2019, architect Frank Gehry and conductor Gustavo Dudamel met at the Institute for Advanced Study to have a public conversation on "the intersection of music, architecture, and design."

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On March 19, 2019, the IAS community gathered to celebrate 2019 Abel Prize laureate Karen Uhlenbeck with a reception in her honor.

Listen to remarks on Uhlenbeck's work and influence made by speakers...

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A research team at IAS has recently announced the discovery of six new binary black hole mergers. The team applied a unique set of signal processing techniques to data made publicly available by the ...

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On April 4, 2019, Stephen Kotkin, John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, gave a public lecture on "Stalin at War."

Jonathan Haslam, George F. Kennan...

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By Projit Bihari Mukharji

On April 2, 2019, Projit Bihari Mukharji, Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, gave a public lecture titled "Race by Numbers: Statistics and Race in Inter-War British India" as part of the...

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On March 27, 2019, Patricia Clavin, Professor of International History at the University of Oxford and Visitor (2009) in the School of Historical Studies, gave a public lecture titled "Brexit: 'Jolly...